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WATERFRONT HOME, HEATED SALTWATER POOL W/MISTING SYSTEM, KAYAKS, BOATLIFT & DOCK

Chuck Wade

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Chuck Wade

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015
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WATERFRONT HOME, HEATED SALTWATER POOL W/MISTING SYSTEM, KAYAKS, BOATLIFT & DOCK

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Crystal River House Rental Photos and Description

3BR/2BA Family Home On Deep Canal W/ Heated Saltwater Pool W/ Misting System

Rental rate includes 4 kayaks rigged for fishing (saves you $100/day in kayak rental fees), 2 SUN bicycles (saves you $60/day in bicycle rental fees) and as of April 1, 2015 we will have a 16 ft. 4-person Gheenoe Canoe available (saves you $35/day in canoe rental). All water floatables are also included in the rental rate.

$889/wk (7 days/6 nights) or $149/night w/ 3 night minimum plus cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. *MONTHLY RATE: $3,200 plus tax, cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

This immaculate, fully renovated (3) bedroom, 2 bath waterfront family home with heated saltwater pool (3rd bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed) has its own dock and 10,000 lb. boatlift. Fresh water and electricity is available at the boatlift. Guests often use the boatlift to clean the hull of their boat while staying at the home (saves boatlift service fees). Most industry experts recommend cleaning between two to three times a year to ensure that the bottom paint of your boat does not get damaged.

The lanai-enclosed heated saltwater pool has a misting system that lowers the temp at the sunbathing end of the pool in Summer, and a pool heater that warms the water to your chosen temp in the Winter. Manatee and Dolphin come up to the dock and there are large Sailfin Catfish, Sheepshead fish and Red Snapper to be caught right from the dock or boatlift. You can also catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the dock. Feel free to use our 4 fishing kayaks (the 4th one is not pictured) with rod holders, paddles and PFDs and our two Sun Bicycles to ride to the mall or state park preserve. You can also rent more kayaks, paddleboards, etc. nearby at Crystal River Watersports and boat rentals are available at Plantation Inn.

The back and side yards are large and filled with mature oak and palm trees. There is a finished-in garage with easy inside access to the washer and dryer. There is room in the driveway for two vehicles or a boat trailer or RV. There is a large storage shed in the backyard to store water toys and fishing equipment.

The home is located on a family-friendly cul-de-sac street in the coveted north end of Crystal River near the mall, restaurants and the downtown area. It is 5 min. from Crystal River Watersports where you can launch your boat for $10, buy bait and fishing equipment, and rent kayaks, paddleboards and other floatables. When not rented, the home is used by our family for personal vacations.

The home is furnished with good quality furniture, two sleeper sofas and loveseat, newer appliances, bedding, linens, towels, dishes, and accessories. The kitchen is stocked with the cookware needed to prepare family meals. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king bed and its own bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a full bed and a twin bed. The third bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed. There is also another full bathroom located in the hallway. The flooring in the sunroom and throughout the entryways to the home is large ceramic tiles making clean-up easy and fast. There are three new flat-screen TVs; a 48 in. in the livingroom, a 40” in the den and a 32” in the master bedroom. Wi-Fi and cable TV are included.

This family-friendly home is located on a deep canal with Gulf access. The sunroom features seating to enjoy the pool, canal and wildlife. The pool lanai is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bugs out. The home is approximately 5-10 minutes from King’s Bay (& 3 sisters springs) and 35-40 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico by boat. Fort Island Beach is nearby. A large public pool with a skate park is nearby (behind the airport).

Beautiful and peaceful Crystal River has activities for the whole family and offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. Offshore, there is shallow and deep water fishing.

The nearby mall has a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River. The house is only a short walk or bicycle ride from the Crystal River State Park Reserve and the Mullet Hole fishing spot. There are nine beautiful state parks nearby or play golf at one of the many nearby golf courses. Your family will make wonderful vacation memories here.

You can rent at a very affordable rate by the week.

Keywords: House, home, saltwater pool, swimming pool, misting system, boat dock, boatlift, vacation, swimming, scuba, manatee, springs, nature coast, fishing, snorkeling, diving, boat lift, wildlife, scalloping, waterfront, west coast, recreation, birds, off shore fishing, biking, trails, beach

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Chuck Wade (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015

About Chuck Wade

The Wade family lives in Marietta, GA. about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. We vacationed in Crystal River rental homes for years before finally buying a vacation home here. We wanted a home in the family-friendly north end of Crystal River and our house is perfectly situated for what we were looking for. We considered Panama City Beach as a vacation home location and vacationed there often while making the decision between CR and PCB. We decided we like the nature coast best because there are no high-rise condos here in one of the last remaining natural areas of Florida, but Crystal River still offers all the modern conveniences of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, movie theaters, a mall, quaint shops in the historic district, and more. It has everything we were looking for in a family friendly neighborhood.

Chuck Wade purchased this house in 2014

Why Chuck Wade chose Crystal River

We chose Crystal River because it is so much more quiet and peaceful than other places we vacationed. We also enjoy watching the manatees and other wildlife from our sunroom and pool area. Our dream was to watch the manatee while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. We also love the fishing and boating in the area, and being certified scuba divers our entire family likes diving and snorkeling the natural springs in and around the area.

What makes this house unique

After staying at dozens of different vacation rental homes we stopped and made a list of all the things we liked, and didn’t like. We picked this house with all of that in mind. We furnished the house with brand new furniture; all very good quality beds, mattresses, sheets and comforters. But the home is not cluttered like so many of the rental homes we stayed in. The kitchen is equipped with all the items you would find in your own kitchen, including quality knives, flatware, appliances, plates, wine glasses, napkins, towels, pots and pans, soap, detergent, and spices — everything you would need. There is a washer and dryer, iron, an ironing board, and bathroom supplies if you forget something. We want your family to enjoy yourselves and come back for many years. You can reach us at (404) 374-8523 to book one of the best vacations your family will ever have.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p606758vb
-4043748523
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Wesley Chapel
5

We'll be coming back

We'll be coming back
  • 5 of 5
Owners made sure the house was perfect for our stay. The property is every bit as advertised, if not more impressive in real life. It was very clean and well equipped. With the welcome package and in house instructions, everything was so easy, we really did not have to call the owner at all. Our kids enjoyed the kayaks and the heated pool(this was great since we had a rare Florida cold spell that weekend). Crystal River is a great town with great natural wonders. We will be coming back and staying here. Thanks.

Wil Rivera
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and your wonderful family enjoyed staying in our home. We hope that you will be able to return and stay longer when the weather is a little warmer. Looking forward to having you as our guests again soon!
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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p606758vb
-4043748523
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Great Property, Very Helpful owners

  • 5 of 5
Great Property for a Christmas getaway in crystal river, Owners was extremely helpful was in contact before we arrived, the day we arrived and during our stay to make sure everything was good and if there was anything we needed, made some recommendations of food and other activities in the area all of which were great Thanks for a great Vacation home
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
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Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Washington DC
5

We'll never go anywhere else

We'll never go anywhere else
  • 5 of 5
I would like to echo a previous review, and say: we'd really like to keep this awesome place secret, but that would just be wrong! My husband and I often come into town to visit my mother who lives in the area, but we can never stay with her because he's allergic to my mother's cat. After staying at local hotels, we decided to try something new, and now, we'll NEVER go back. Chuck made sure that everything was perfect - from checking that we made it in okay (after a late night arrival), helping us get the heat just right on the beautiful pool, offering tips on local stuff to do, and making sure all the amenities necessary to a home were available to us! In other VRBO rentals we've gone to (in other areas) we have had to buy paper towels, laundry detergent, and such things. Not here. Everything we needed was stocked up! And we even were able to bring our doberman - who loved it too! There are hiking trails minutes from the front door, and we all took advantage of those each day. And the manatee tour - where we snuggled up to 20-30 of these 2000 pound creatures underwater - was a once in a lifetime experience! (Just minutes from the house) All in all, beautiful property, supremely comfortable, everything we could have wanted and more. Obviously I cannot say enough about our stay. :) No more boring hotels for us ever again in Crystal River! A+
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You and your husband are such a lovely couple. We were honored to have you stay in our home. It is so nice to have nature lovers like you - who appreciate Florida's Nature Coast so much - visit our property. Thank you for taking such good care of our home and "leaving nothing but footprints" in the area. We look forward to having you guys back often and I'm sure the Manatee will miss you until your return.
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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
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-4043748523
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Maryland
5

Perfect experiance

  • 5 of 5
I would like to keep this my secret for future rentals but instead I will say that we could not ask for a more stress free experiance.
It was perfectly suited for our Father Son fishing trip and the owner was extreemly responsive and helpful in all communications.
Everything needed was provided and then some.

See you in 2015
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We love it when a father and son are able to spend time together, especially when our home is used to make that time together more enjoyable! We look forward to having you both back again soon.
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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
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-4043748523
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Paradise in Crystal River

  • 5 of 5
This was a surprise for my husband's 60th birthday. We had the time of our lives! The home is even better than the description on VRBO. It is exquisitely well-maintained and we loved the comfortable furnishings! So many extras you don't normally find when renting vacation homes. Owners are so friendly and accommodating. Home on very quiet street with so many nice people. It was hard to pull ourselves away from the comfort of the home to explore all the nearby nature sites. My husband used the kayak every morning from the dock to fish nearby. I loved the warm salt water pool! Three Sisters and Magnolia Springs are so close by. Saw many manatees, waterfowl and other wildlife. It was an adventure we will never forget. My two pups give it their highest "paws up." We will definitely return. Thank you for making this one of our best get aways yet.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to give the home such a thoughtful review. And thank you for taking such great care of the property. We hope that you both will make this a "birthday tradition" and come back to visit Crystal River for many years to come.
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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p606758vb
-4043748523
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Rest, Recuperate and Relax!!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our 10 day stay here! This home was exactly as advertised! But it had many surprises! The owners had stocked the home with many things that we needed. We normally run out to the store to do a big shop to stock the vacation home but the owners had everything we could think of and more: paper towels,toilet paper, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, garbage bags, dish soap and laundry detergent and more!!! We can't thank you enough for all these wonderful amenities! We swam in the warm saltwater pool all week! Used the kayaks to kayak down the canal and say manatees within 10 minutes and saw a total of 6 on that trip. So exciting! The canal was like our own aquarium as we saw striped fish, mullet, needle fish and crabs almost daily! The nature was wonderful. We took the kayaks to 3 Sisters Springs and would recommend that trip to everyone. One of the most breathtaking sites I have ever seen! The owners communication with us was excellent! Very nice and accomodating! Everyone we met in Crystal River was super friendly and we really enjoyed our stay! Our last morning here we were fortunate enough to see a dolphin swim down our canal and around our dock for about 10 minutes. It was amazing! Looking forward to coming here again!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: One of our favorite things about Crystal River is kayaking in the canals behind the house and having manatee and dolphins swim along with us. So glad you got to experience that too! We hope your family ends up buying a vacation home here. We would love to be vacation neighbors with you guys. Until then though, please come back and stay at our home any time. You are the perfect guests.

Map

Crystal River Preserve State Park
Crystal River Ale House Restaurant
Grannie's Restaurant
Waterfront - Crystal River - Ozello
Cracker's Bar & Grill
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Regal Crystal River Mall 9
Seafood Seller & Cafe
Plantation Golf Resort & Spa
Cody's Original Roadhouse
Florida Manatee Tours
Claw Daddy's Raw Bar & Grill
Hunter Springs Park
Pete's Pier, Inc.
Three Sisters Springs
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Crystal River Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Buzz Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Plantation Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Suncoast Hwy. (Hwy 19)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Denny's
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Island Trail Beach
Car: recommended

There is so much to do in Crystal River. It is a family-friendly, nature focused, beautiful, peaceful area. If you enjoy kayaking you are welcome to use our 4 Kayaks w/ paddles & rod holders. You can also rent kayaks at Crystal River Watersports just minutes from the house. Kayaking and kayak fishing in the canal, the river and in Ozello is relaxing and fun! Feel free to use our 2 Sun bikes to ride all over Crystal River. The town is designed for bicycle-riding.

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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Crystal River House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$889
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes $889/week (7 days/6 nights) or $149/nt. w/ 3 nt. min. Nightly rental rates less than the required 3 night minimum are $250/night. No pet fee is charged if you do not have a pet. The security deposit is refundable after checkout. *Monthly rate: $3,200 plus tax, cleaning fee and fully refundable security deposit.

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Amenities

Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • There is no tub in either bathroom, but we have a flexi-tub for bathing small children. The tub unfolds and sits in the shower making it easy to bathe toddlers. Google flexi tub on Targets website to see a pic.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd bedroom doubles as a den.
  • Flatscreen TVs in the master bedroom and the 3rd (den) bedroom. Plenty of closet space. Comfortable carpeting in bedrooms. Good quality mattress sets and bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Crystal River Preserve is within walking distance of the home. We like walking or riding the bikes to the Mullet Hole there with our rods & reels and fishing for Mullet and other fish. We have seen foxes and wild boar while out on our walks and bike rides. You can also bike from the house to the preserve and ride on the trails, or hike through 7 miles of scenic trails. There is also a kayak launch area in the Preserve and in the other direction at Crystal River Watersports. Please use caution when entering/exiting kayaks or paddleboards onto the dock.

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